Saturday February 8th VIP Picks

Big 12 Picks

College Basketball
2:00 PM EST
Rotation #639
Oklahoma +3 over WVU (win)
the Sooners are one of the few teams that can match up with WVU physically.   This is an Oklahoma team that is built to compete with this type of offense as WVU isn’t that great of a three point shooting team.  I believe this is going to be an ugly slop fest with the difference being the Sooners big men having the ability to step back and hit the three ball.  Home court advantage is big in a game that you know is going to get chippy.  Take Oklahoma.

College Basketball
2:00 PM EST
Rotation #641-642
Purdue/Indiana Over 130 (win)
Indiana is a team that sometimes can be bullied and can give up a lot of points at the rim.  This is a game in which Matt Haarms has to prove he is tough enough to be a big time center in Big 10 play.  Indiana is always good at knocking down three point shots and home so I think we are going to see a lot of points in this game.  Purdue had and offensive explosion in their last game and I expect that to carry over into today.  The last few games in this series have been low scoring so Vegas has no choice but to set a generous low total based on past history.  Take the Over.

College Basketball
4:00 PM EST
Rotation #674
Louisville -7.5 over Virginia (loss)
Virginia has owned this series and at times you look at Louisville sideways trying to figure out why so much talent can be so sloppy at times, but there is just no denying how bad the Virginia offense is this year.  Every veteran player on this experienced Cardinals team is ready for payback against a program that just won the title last year.  This team doesn’t care if Virginia had a lot of turnover in their roster.  This team will be super focused after their excellent 2nd half in their last game.  I don’t think the Cavs can keep up with the offensive production the Cardinals are going to bring today.  Take Louisville.